Portrait of Ellie Chen

Youth Orchestra

Ellie Chen

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

Ellie Chen started playing the cello at the age of seven, studying with Ken Kulosa. She was born in Coralville, Iowa, and was raised in St. Louis. She attends school at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), and is a rising sophomore at 14.

Besides practicing the cello, Ellie also enjoys practicing the piano and the flute.

This is Ellie’s first year attending the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, though she has been a part of the Young People’s Symphonic and Concert Orchestra at the Community Music School of Webster University in the past, as well as Allstate in her freshman year.

Concerts + Events

There are many ways to share your love for music with us. From our family concert series to specialty concerts, the SLSO has Symphony events for every visitor.